SKETCHUP: The Best Plugins for 2017

SU Podium

SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. It is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.

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Fur Plugin

This plugin is used by many SketchUp users in making grass, greenery, carpet, and in many other creative ways. It is used mainly in making “fur” on a created face by inputting certain type and figures in the fur settings. This will produce the blade of grass and greenery in general. This will allow the designer a chance to modify how tall and thick the greenery will be and is a simple, fast and easy to use. Once you have a surface selected, you can already use the plugin by inputting the desired settings. 

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Instant Roof

Instant Roof is used for making a roof quickly. Once a face is selected, you only have to choose the type of roof you want. The choices of rooves includes gambrel, mansard, ranch, craftsman, elizabethan, new roof style, plantation, prairie, santa barbara, ski lodge and trellis. In addition to that, you can make your own style by having your own roof, eaves, hip, and rafter parameters. Editing the slope, eaves, fascia, hip, and rafter settings can modify the roof style. In addition, you can import or export roof styles.

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Purge All

This valuable plugin helps you remove unused components, layers, materials and styles. This is different from using Model Info because you have the choice of what to purge on and also have a log or report made on what was removed. This will definitely make your SketchUp file less in size thus adding speed in your drawing and rendering.

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